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Giving special thanks to volunteers April 6-12

Southeastern Michigan

April 3, 2014


Ordinary people can accomplish some extraordinary things when they volunteer. Individuals and organizations can seize the moment and share in honoring America’s volunteers this spring. 

This year National Volunteer Week is April 6 through 12. It marks a special time to recognize and thank those who play an important role in achieving the Red Cross mission. Volunteer Week is also an opportunity for volunteers to inspire and encourage others to seek out and participate in activities that cause a positive change in their communities

National Volunteer Week was established by President Richard Nixon in 1974, and continues to grow in scope through the support of all subsequent U.S. presidents and other elected officials.

At the Red Cross, volunteers constitute approximately 94 percent of the total work force needed to carry out the organization’s humanitarian mission. More than half a million people a year proudly call themselves American Red Cross volunteers.

To learn more about volunteering for the American Red Cross click here.